Otterbox case vs Seidio case

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    Ok I purchased both cases and figured I would choose between the 2. First let me start by saying that I usually am not a case guy and usually prefer my phones naked. I feel cases just add bulk and since I carry in my pocket this is my main concern. Anyway as far as straight protection goes the Otterbox is better in my opinion. The Seidio however is definately smaller and less bulky. The finish and feel is personal preferance I guess. Seidio is rubbery and does not slide on smooth surfaces and does feel better in the hand. The otterbox is smooth and sleek and has a plastic feel which makes it easier to remove from the pocket.

    The long and short of it is I feel both cases take away from the cosmetics of the phone and both make the phone feel quite a bit larger and more bulky. I will probably be going naked yet again with juts my screen protector.
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    thanks for the "review" ive been contemplating on getting the seidio till i found out about the otterbox, which i think I'm going to be getting
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    I got the Otterbox recently ........ It seems to fit good on mine..... Of course, any kind of protective cover is going to add some bulk . I don't feel like it makes the phone that much bigger .
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    Hi, Can you tell me how the Otterbox is to take off so I can dock my Droid?? Is it a pain>>
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    The back piece is real easy. I found the front more difficult to take off than the Seidio.
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    Thanks so much, I asked b/c the one I have from the Verizon store is a ***** to take off.
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    I liked the Otterbox, but found it won't work in the Seidio charging stand. So, I had to revert to the Seidio offering. Not bad... it works.
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    I think the Otterbox case rocks if you have to have a case. I don't like the bulk that is adds to the phone, but honestly, the keyboard that I never use adds way more bulk.
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    >>the keyboard that I never use adds way more bulk.<<

    Yeah, it is a bit of a waste isn't it. I never thought I'd end up using the "on screen" keyboard, but I use it pretty much exclusively. Go figure....
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    Agreed, we have an Incredible in our office right now and there is no keyboard and it is really lightweight, makes me want one real bad!
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    I've tried both, and I much prefer the Otterbox. It feels a lot more solid, and I had problems with the fit of the Seidio on my Droid (my hubby currently has a Seidio on his Droid and has had no problems with it as of yet). I went through two Seidios, and had the same issue, and returned both for the Otterbox. Wow, I am REALLY happy with the Otterbox! I'm so glad I decided to go with that one. :)
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    Anyone know if the the Droid with the otterbox case fits in the Seidio belt clip designed for the innocase?
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    This is exactly what I am wondering, Otterbox cases are so nice and I don't know why they don't have a belt clip with the commuter series. I called them and spoke with a rep and he said the only ones that come with a belt clip are the Defender series which as we all know they do not make for the Droid, but come on and make a quality case with a belt clip already. If Seidio can do it I am sure they can


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    I have had ZERO success with all these cases with belt clips. All of them inevitably suck. I did however find ONE belt holster that I like. Given it is a little big compared to the others, but my phone has never fallen from it, nor has it come close. Also, it will NEVER come off your belt. It uses velcro, extremely strong velcro. I've done tests with it, and it just can't come off. My friends have pulled me around by this case, and it still didn't budge from its spot on my belt. CP-M - MAXPEDITION HARD-USE GEAR Tactical Nylon Gear for Military, Law Enforcement, Tactical Concealed Carry; Tailored to Perform Tactical
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    Big thumbs up from me on Maxpedition gear. I used to use the CP-S with an older phone and it was the only belt case I'd trust while on my motorcycle.
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    i started with the innocase, then moved on to otterbox. otterbox is slippery for your pockets. seidio is tacky for laying on a smooth slanted surface. otterbox will protect the phone better. seidio will scratch the phone's bottom face (where the verizon logo is), otterbox will not.
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    I just ordered the otterbox, b/c i like how it covers all the holes, etc.

    Does anyone know how durable it is?
    Like what kind of a beating could my phone take w/ the otterbox?
    Drops, etc?

    Just wanted to know what im getting, thanks :)
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    If you file down the tabs on the Seidio face plate you will prevent the scratching on the Droid lip. I found a Cellet Noble case with front snaps, belt clip and belt loop that nicely holds the Droid in a Seidio Innocase.
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    wen buying a finished product, one shouldn't have to modify it to prevent damage, especially for a product that is mean to prevent damage.
    Last edited: May 12, 2010
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    I agree, I filed down the tabs on my Seidio case before putting it on till they were almost gone and still got the "scratch" by the Verizon Logo, unless you can slide your keyboard in and out without putting any downward force on it at all, it is inevitable that you get this scratch with the Seidio case


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